From Death to Resurrection: Classical Islam

Jane Idleman Smith and Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

in The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection

Published in print December 2002 | ISBN: 9780195156492
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834662 | DOI:
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The Qur’an has little direct commentary on what will happen to individuals from the moment of death to the end of time and the bodily resurrection. The classical literature of theologians, Qur’an commentators, collectors of traditions, and others, however, has speculated about the various postdeath states. Among the topics discussed are the modalities of death, punishments, and rewards in the grave itself, potential locations of the deceased, different degrees of consciousness of those awaiting resurrection, and possible interaction between the living and the dead.

Keywords: angel; death; dreams; grave; lamentation; punishment; saints; Satan

Chapter.  14709 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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